PredPol is Predictive Policing


The mission of PredPol is simple: place officers at the right time and location to give them the best chance of preventing crime.

To accomplish this, PredPol processes crime data in order to:

  1. Assign probabilities of future crime events to regions of space and time
  2. Present estimated crime risk in a useable framework to law enforcement decision makers
  3. Lead to more efficient & more accurate resource deployment by local law enforcement agencies

The PredPol tool was developed over the course of six years by a team of PhD mathematicians and social scientists at UCLA and Santa Clara University in close collaboration with crime analysts and line level officers at the Los Angeles and Santa Cruz Police Departments.

Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement Agencies


PredPol’s predictive policing tool enables law enforcement to enhance and better direct the patrol resources they have. It does not replace, but requires, the insights of veteran officers and crime analysts.

Analysts and command staff using PredPol are 100% more effective than traditional hotspot mapping at predicting where and when crimes are likely to occur. That means police have twice as many opportunities to deter and reduce crime.

“Predictive policing and the Technology Innovation Center have become banner programs for the Atlanta Police Foundation and have aided in significant crime reduction and prevention over the past year. We are helping to position the Atlanta Police Department as a national leader in cutting edge, technology-based policing solutions.”
Dave Wilkinson, President and CEO, Atlanta Police Foundation (The Police Chief Magazine “Technology Talk”, May 2014)

Dispatching Patrol Units with Predictive Policing


For patrol officers, PredPol’s predictive policing information can be printed or accessed securely through computers or mobile devices in the field. The tool can be set up within weeks and generates actionable predictions for each shift in one click of a mouse.

The annual subscription cost is straightforward, based on population served rather than amount of crime or number of users. There is no new hardware to buy, no new hires to make, no limit on the number of law enforcement users and unlimited updates.

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